This tool is so handy and just the right size! I have the Making Memories paper piercer, but it is so long bulky. This piercer is tiny so it is easier to use. My favorite thing to use it for is brads. I love doing layouts with lots of tiny brads and I hate getting out the hole punch if I don't have to. This is so much faster and easier to use for a quick little hole to slip your brad into. I also like to use it for holes to do hand stitching on my layouts! I was so happy to see that scrapbook.com carried this, because I had been trying to find it locally for awhile and couldn't find it in a store. I have one, but am thinking about buying a couple more, one to keep in my tote bag, and another one for my tool drawer--can't beat the price!
I'm always looking for safer tools for crafting for my children/grandchildren. I got this as soon as I seen the mini size as my first thought was this will be more "kid-friendly"- great for when my grandchildren or nieces/nephews or my friends children are doing crafting with me. Due to it's smaller size it's less cumbersome and more easy to handle/manage. It's safer in the hands of my grandchildren- therefore, I feel safer and more at ease.
*(Important footnote): As always, we alone know when and what to trust our kids with. I am always there to supervise them.
This tool is so great because it's so small, yet very sturdy. You can easily put it somewhere safe and not have to worry about little hands finding it or falling on it. It does come with a little plastic shield, which I still keep over the tip of the needle for extra protection. I like it because you can control the pressure on this smaller size & lessen the risk of poking yourself. It's a great thing to have, even if you already have a larger piercer.
This is a great little tool! When I went for this, I honestly chose it because it was the cheapest on the shelf... little did I realize how much better it is than the other, larger versions out there. It is quite sharp and creates very precise holes. It's easy to store due to the small size, creates perfectly sized holes, and the cover keeps it from piercing anything while not in use. Serious bang for your buck (and size) in this product.
Love this little tool!
I actually have a total of 3 paper piercers...(However, of the 3, this one is my most favored).
It's smaller, but sturdier. Tiny, but gets the job done. It has a great point to it, with a wide, width grip!
I consider it part of my 'essential tools' and keep it either on my scrapdesk or in my desktop tote whenever I travel to crops!
Bonus = For less than $2, what's not to love!